In this harrowing true story, Dana, a chaplain of a psych ward, is held captive with her life in a patient's hands for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, Lucas Hnath. More…
From the show:
Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man’s hands — trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified — for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath (A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, THE CHRISTIANS), “one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years” (The New York Times), this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.
See it if you appreciate how live theatre can catalyze the truest kind of pathos and are looking for a heavy, thought-provoking new work with rawness.
Don't see it if triggered by descriptions of suicide, drug-use, excessive blood, rape, or physical and mental abuse; uncomfortable with religious themes.
See it if You like Lucas Hnath, are fascinated that this is about his real mother, are okay with a one woman show, and don’t mind violent topics.
Don't see it if You are triggered by violence, mental illness, rape, suicide and similar topics. They don’t occur onstage, but are still vivid.
See it if You want to see a great actor inhabit a role (sans voice) to tell a compelling and seemingly true story that is stranger than most fiction.
Don't see it if Recounting episodes of abuse are either triggering or too dark for you.
See it if The story is gripping, the performance impressive, the set is interesting. Audience loved it.
Don't see it if You have a tendency towards skepticism. I just couldn't buy the whole story. Also found the whole thing self-indulgent.
See it if you want to see a powerful production about a woman's terrifying ordeal featuring a stellar performance from Deirdre O'Connell.
Don't see it if you want lighthearted fare and/or a more traditional type of play. This is a one-woman show in which the lead character tells us her story.
See it if the bizarre but compelling relationship between captor and prisoner is interesting. Raises questions about powerlessness and fear.
Don't see it if you need action. This is all talk and the recollections of the traumatized captive. Disturbing but interesting.Why does the actress lipsync?
See it if Ms. O'Connell is giving a riveting performance, which is worth seeing. However, the play/monologue itself left me with a lot of questions.
Don't see it if It's all very theatrical, but ultimately unsatisfying as a play.
See it if Deirdre O’Connell gives master class. Hnath has brilliantly pieced together his mother's interview tapes. The tension is palpable.
Don't see it if .. you don't want to hear a true story of this woman's abduction and abuse
See it if NOT FOR ALL TASTES!! It's only Feb. & I've already seen TWO shows where the actors lip-synced the lines that they or someone else recorded.
Don't see it if Do not go if U are resistant to this new lip-sync trend. Also, some of the content is very graphic with description of violence & torture.
See it if the always brilliant Deidre O'Connell in a unique kind of show as she lipsyncs the playwright's mother talking of a sad & scary history.
Don't see it if you are very sensitive to hearing some graphically violent events--if she remembered correctly.
See it if you want to see an extraordinary performance that is truly extra-ordinary.Deirdre O'Connell lip-syncs & remarkably acts a harrowing story.
Don't see it if a one person play is not your thing or you are not ready to be drawn into the story of the playwright's mother's five months of captivity.
See it if Marvelous portrayal of true-life horror and Hnath's mother's memory of events and how she survived. And how she still grapples with it all.
Don't see it if Have a problem with an actress bringing emotion and life to the actual person's voice. This isn't Milli Vanilli or FBI Files on Court TV.
See it if you want to see a true original with a performance unlike anything you've ever seen. You may enjoy if you love a great documentary.
Don't see it if you're easily triggered by intense stories of physical & mental abuse, or if loud noises or flashing lights bother you. This can be rough.
See it if You're open to new forms of theater, appreciate outstanding acting, and can tolerate descriptions of violence.
Don't see it if You dislike discussions of violence, like traditional theater, and dislike one-person shows.
See it if Magnificent Deidre O'Connell in Hnath's verbatim text with Waters' masterful direction. Harrowing. And breathtaking.
Don't see it if If Intense exploration of trauma and violence is too much for you, sensitively handled albeit, then...
See it if Between theatre and oral history, a taut piece that explores survival, resilience, compassion, and some of the darkest places of humanity
Don't see it if Be prepared for an emotional wringer (though never melodramatic).
See it if You want to see a cleverly-executed theatrical experience with a finely-tuned hand working the machine.
Don't see it if You can't do monodrama, can't do with intense depictions/recollections of trauma and pain.
See it if You want a unique, masterfully acted theatrical experience. Thought it was going to be more of a dramatic podcast but I was surprised.
Don't see it if You like non-traditional plays or sensitive subject matter.
See it if you think you are a theater lover and you want to have an amazine theatrical experience
Don't see it if you can't take listening and being involved in a harrowing experience